Friday, May 21, 2010
I just sent off what I've finished for my writing group deadline a few hours ago. Now, I'm off to Chinatown to grab a $20 bus to Philly, where I'll meet old friends from grad school (from Sweden) and their amazingly beautiful children. I actually had difficulty dressing because I'll be sitting on a bus for 2 hours, and it's hot out today (I can feel how it's going to be hot), so I want to be comfy but not rumpled. Since the bulk of this afternoon will be spent with 4 year old Inge-Lisa, I coudn't wear anything that was too short (Blokey sighed at my last minute outfit changes. Poor fella). Plus, I hear that she's quite sartorially rule bound (she evidently expressed her horror at what the the students at the University were wearing. "Pajama pants? You're not supposed to wear pajamas outside!") so I need to dress to impress. The other child is about one, so I needed to pack highly washable clothes. So this is my Inge-Lisa/bus/baby proof (hopefully) outfit.
Please excuse the look of despair. I'm quite happy and excited but the marathon writing sessions are hard on the looks. And instead of sleeping immediate at 3, I started reading this long NYTimes magazine article on Stieg Larsson. I am a woman obsessed (with Sweden, evidently. Blokey's mum's family is called Erickson, so there's another reason).
Dress: Me(el) (from Canada!), via Cliche
Jacket: GAP (from mom)
Slightly more than flip flops: Havianas